Sunday, September 28, 2014

U8 schedules and tournament scheduling for U8/10/13 teams

The U8 schedules for next week are up on the web site. This Saturday will be the last weekend before the tournament games begin. You can check the schedule page each week to find out the game time for the following week. Schedules will be posted online on Sunday evenings. The schedules from here on out are based on standings, and results in the tournament.

For this Saturday, the U8 schedules are arranged by team rank in the standings; however there was a change to avoid repeating a game from yesterday's Group A vs. Group B matches.

For U10 and U13 teams, check the schedules after next week's matches for game times.

Good luck in the tournament!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

September is NC Youth Soccer Positive Cheer Month!

Six Guidelines for Soccer Parents:

1. Cheer
2. Relax and Let Them Play
3. Yelling Directions = Distraction
4. Remember, They Are Your Kids
5. Have Reasonable Expectations
6. Meet with the Coaches.

Sideline Behavior:
  • Children want cheerleaders to applaud their success, not adults yelling instructions. Think of the soccer field as a playground and not as a sports venue.
  • What’s appropriate at a sport stadium with adult athletes is NOT appropriate for young children at play.
  • Focus on the process of playing and not the outcome.
Good Questions on the Way Home:
  • Did you have fun today?
  • What did you think you did well today?
  • Did you learn any new moves?
  • Did you make new friends today?



FIFA (The worlds governing body for soccer) Parents' code


  • Remember that children play football for their own enjoyment, not for that of their parents.
  • Encourage rather than force or oblige.
  • Encourage children to always respect the rules of the game.
  • Never reprimand a child for a technical error or for losing a match.
  • Remember that children learn from example.
  • Encourage both teams.
  • Congratulate both teams irrespective of the result of the match.
  • Help to eradicate all physical and verbal abuse from football.
  • Respect the decisions of the coaches and referees and teach the children to do the same thing.
  • Support, encourage and help volunteers, coaches, organisers and officials in their work. Without them, the children would not have the opportunity to play football.
  • Ensure fair play in all circumstances.












Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fall 2014 Photo Schedule

This is the photo schedule for the Fall season. It's important that all players be on time for the team photo. Even if you don't plan to buy photos, please attend the photo session for your team. You can print out the order form in advance - click the PDF icon to the right.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fall schedules are complete

The fall schedules are complete and online on our schedules page. Any changes during the season will be updated online, so check back here for changes and notices due to weather events.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Please Support Classic Teams Fundraising Event

The Girls Classic U16 and U14 teams are fundraising for the Fall 2014 season by taking orders for Little Caesars Pizza Kits.

You can support our teams by going to the following link and placing your order:
Little Caesars Pizza Kits

You may also order directly from any of the players or coaches.


Your support would be greatly appreciated!
Can you help our teams by purchasing some Pizza Kits today? Little Caesars Pizza Kits are fun to make and delicious to eat! You’ll want them on hand for quick dinners, tasty snacks, birthday parties or entertaining! Plus, you'll find:
  • Value
  • Quality & Taste
  • Convenience
Order today!

I'm sure you will love your Little Caesars Pizza Kits! Thank You for your help and support!

For local delivery, be sure to indicate on your order.

Your orders can be picked up on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 after 6:00 p.m.at the Community Center. Call 828-557-2838 for further information.

All proceeds will go directly to Macon County Classic Soccer Club to help with expenses associated with the teams.



Sunday, August 10, 2014

Next Thursday: Coaches Orientation for U10/U13 coaches, Draft day for U10/U13 players and coaches


On Thursday, August 14th, we will hold the draft day for U10 and U13 players (except Highlands teams). If you have a player in U10 or U13, it is very important that they attend the draft event in order to balance the level of teams within the age group. Those players not in attendance will be randomly selected to be on a team.

All coaches for U10 and U13 teams must be at the field at 5:30pm to receive equipment and initial orientation.
Here is the schedule of events for Thursday:
5:30 - 5:45 pm - COACH Check-in and orientation
6:00 pm - U10 Player Check-in
6:15 pm - U10 Player Evaluations Begin
6:30 pm - U13 Player Check-in
6:45 pm - U10 Player Evaluations End
6:50 pm - U13 Player Evaluations Begin

7:15 pm - U10 Draft (Coaches only)
7:20 pm - U13 Player Evaluations End
7:45 pm - U13 Draft (Coaches only)


Proper soccer equipment is suggested (shin-guards, cleats or good turf shoes). Please make sure you arrive in a timely manner. If you have any questions, use the contact form, and we will reply promptly.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Next Tuesday: Coaches Orientation for U5/U6/U8 coaches, Draft day for U8 players and coaches


On Tuesday, August 12th, we will hold the draft day for U8 players (except Highlands teams). If you have a player in U8, it is very important that they attend the draft event in order to balance the level of teams within the age group. Those players not in attendance will be randomly selected to be on a team. Check the age chart if you are unsure of your player's division.

All coaches for U5, U6, and U8 teams must be at the field at 6:00pm to receive equipment and initial orientation.
Here is the schedule of events for Tuesday:
6:00 - 6:15 pm - COACH Check-in and orientation
6:15 pm - U8 Player Check-in
6:30 pm - U5 / U6 Coach field instruction
6:30 pm - U8 Player Evaluations Begin
7:15 pm - U8 Player Evaluations End
7:20 pm - U8 Draft (U8 coaches only)


Proper soccer equipment is suggested (shin-guards, cleats or good turf shoes). Please make sure you arrive in a timely manner. If you have any questions, use the contact form, and we will reply promptly.



Friday, July 25, 2014

Volunteer Coaches Needed!

Our club depends on volunteer coaches to share their time with kids - and we want to encourage more parents and volunteers to become youth coaches. Being a coach doesn't require a lot of extra time - just a bit of energy and the willingness to help kids grow their passion for soccer.


If you've never coached before, we can help with training. The club is hosting Youth I and Youth II training on August 9th at the Community Building, and will pay for the course. If you're ready to accept the challenge, you can start off in two ways:

* Check the box 'Coach' or 'Assistant' in the application when you register your player. We will contact you.
 -- or --
* Use the contact form to send a message that you would like to coach and attend training. We will send details about registering for the course.





Fall 2014 Recreational Soccer - Signup period ending soon!



Fall 2014 Recreational Soccer – Signup period ending in two weeks

It's not too late to sign up for Rec soccer – if you haven't done so already. The sooner you register, the sooner the club can plan for volunteer coaches, practice schedules and games.
We've added additional signup times at the Community Building. We're accepting registrations at the places listed below:

In-person at the Community Building on the Georgia Road:

Friday, August 1st 5– 8 pm
Saturday, August 2nd 10 am – 1 pm

At Sports Zone, 209 Franklin Plaza

Business hours until August 8th

At Twice Played Sports, 718 Highlands Road

Business hours until August 8th

Online at maconsoccer.net

Until August 8th

Friday, July 11, 2014

Fall 2014 Events and News


The Fall soccer season is fast approaching, and online registration is now active!. Here are a few news items.

  • There will be four in-person registration times
  • U8 Rec will move to competition, scorekeeping, and  a playoff series at the end of the season
  • We will hold an evaluation and draft day for U8, U10 and U13 Rec players.
  • Coaches training is scheduled at the Community Building on August 9th
  • The new U10 Academy team is seeking two or three more girl players to join the team. An evaluation day will be held next Saturday, July 19th at 9am, open to 8 and 9 year old girls. Go here for more information.

Upcoming Events

DateEventLocation
July 11Online registration opensWeb site
July - August 8In-person registration at SportsZoneSports Zone
July - August 8In-person registration at Twice Played SportsTwice Played Sports
July 14 - July 18British Soccer CampInd. Park fields
July 14, 9am-1pmIn-person registration for Rec LeagueInd. Park fields
July 17, 9am-1pmIn-person registration for Rec LeagueInd. Park fields
July 19, 9am-11amGirls U10 Academy EvaluationInd. Park fields
July 26, 9am-1pmIn-person registration for Rec LeagueSports zone
August 1, 5pm-8pmIn-person registration for Rec LeagueCommunity Building
August 2, 10am-1pmIn-person registration for Rec LeagueCommunity Building
August 9, 9am-12pmYouth I coaches trainingCommunity Building
August 9, 1pm-4pmYouth II coaches trainingCommunity Building
August 12, 6pm-8pmU5 and U6 coaches orientationInd. Park fields
August 12, 6:00pm-8:00pmU8 player evaluation and coaches draftInd. Park fields
August 14, 5:30pm-8:30pmU10,U13 player evaluation and coaches draftInd. Park fields
August 18First week of practiceInd. Park fields
Sept. 6First game dayInd. Park fields